Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Empire's Photo Contest Submission

Well, although we didn't win, I just wanted to share with you some photos that Kelly shot and submitted for the Empire Photo Contest last month. Even though they didn't get an honorable mention, we are very proud of them . . .

The caption for this one was "Alpaca See . . . Alpaca Doo."
Lazarus was only a few days old, and after following mom across the field she stopped and showed him what he was supposed to do near "the pile"
(at first I thought if only they had wings they looked like they were ready for take off).

This one was called "Precious and Few (are the moments)," and it had been printed out in black and white for the contest. Cody had sat down by Amber in the field and was talking to her when she put her head over almost on his shoulder like she was wanting a hug. She is such a sweet gal, you can't help but love her!!

This one is my all time favorite! It was named "A Mother's Love."
It is another picture of Serena and Lazarus (the cuter end).
So . . . leave us a comment and let us know what YOU think of them.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Our DSG, Dark Knight's Templar, took 2nd place!

Well, the competition was tough again at the Empire Alpaca Extravaganza. We took 3 alpacas this time, Templar, Neveah and Noah. Templar did very well and came home with a second place ribbon (the judge said the alpaca above him in first place had fleece just a little brighter and finer than Templar so we feel pretty good about that).

We also showed him in the Herdsire Showcase and are hoping other farms see the wonderful dark silver grey (DSG) potential that his blood line could produce in their crias too. He is a definite night in shining armor on our farm.

Templar has started breeding, and we are really looking forward to seeing his first cria late May or early June 2010.